Comprised of Sean McVay (guitar, lead vocals), Dan Reynolds (bass) and Scott Donaldson (drums, vocals), the Rochester, NY-based trio King Buffalo began collaborating back in 2013 and with the release of a demo, several split releases, a handful of one-off singles plus an impressive live show, the Upstate New York-based trio quickly earned an international profile. With 2016’s self-recorded and self-produced, full-length debut Orion, the members of King Buffalo further cemented a growing reputation for a sound that meshed elements of heavy psych, stoner rock and the blues in a way that’s been compared favorably to Tool and Pink Floyd among others.
The Rochester-based trio’s much-anticipated Ben McLeod-produced sophomore album Longing To Be The Mountain is slated for an October 12, 2018 release, and from the album’s shimmering and slow-burning first single “Quickening,” the band retains the heavy psych and stoner rock vibe that have won them national and international attention — but with a self-assured and expansive, prog rock sensibility. As the band’s Scott Donaldson explained to Loudwire, “‘Quickening’ bloomed organically during the writing process of the Longing To Be The Mountain album. We knew early on that we wanted an animated video to go along with it,” Donaldson continued, “and immediately asked our friend Mike Turzanski. The imagery and overall fluidity makes it a standout.”
The members of King Buffalo are currently touring to support their new effort and it includes a November 1, 2018 stop at Saint Vitus. Check out the remaining tour dates below.
Oct. 27 – Montreal, Quebec @ Montreal Zombie Walk
Nov. 01 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Saint Vitus
Nov. 02 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Kung Fu Necktie
Nov. 03 – Fawn Grove, Penn. @ South County Brewing Co.
Nov. 04 – Baltimore, Md. @ Metro Gallery
Nov. 05 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Nov. 06 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
Nov. 07 – New Orleans, La. @ Santos Bar
Nov. 08 – Houston, Texas @ Rudyard’s
Nov. 09 – Austin, Texas @ Hotel Vegas
Nov. 10 – Fort Worth, Texas @ Lola’s Saloon Sixth
Nov. 12 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The End
Nov. 13 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ White Rabbit Cabaret
Nov. 14 – Louisville, Ky. @ Jimmy Can’t Dance
Nov. 15 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups
Nov. 16 – Detroit, Mich. @ PJ’s Lager House
Nov. 17 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern